The 4 Best Recruiting Apps

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You’re on your smartphone all the time anyway. Might as well be able to recruit top talent while you’re there.

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As a recruiter who’s constantly on the go, you can’t afford to sacrifice your productivity when you’re away from the office. When that prized candidate contacts you to schedule an interview or discuss a counter-offer, every minute you don’t respond could mean they go elsewhere.

Which is why it’s so important that your applicant tracking system (ATS) has a stellar mobile recruiting app, one that squishes all of that necessary functionality into a compact but easy-to-use form.

So, who’s the top talent when it comes to recruiting apps? Using our “Top 20 Most Popular Applicant Tracking Software” report and app ratings available online, we aimed to find out.

Read on to see our results and learn more about the best recruiting apps.

The 4 best apps for recruiters

Product (click to jump to that section) App’s average rating (out of five)
Indeed Employer 4.5
Workable 4.4
JobDiva 3.6
Breezy HR 3.2

Apps are ordered from highest rating to lowest. To learn more about our methodology, click here.

1. Indeed Employer

Indeed logo
Top 20 ranking: #1
# of app reviews on Google Play Store: 1,589
App rating average: (4.5/5)
Android | iOS

Alongside its popular job board, Indeed also offers an ATS called Indeed Employer that recruiters can access through a mobile app.

Within the app, you can post job openings on Indeed and manage your company’s paid listing campaigns. You can even see who has viewed or applied to each of your openings to measure campaign effectiveness.

As they apply, individual profiles are created for each applicant where you can click on different tabs to view their resume, assessment scores, and any notes you or your colleagues have made. Promising candidates can be “starred” for further review, and you can contact candidates and schedule interviews directly in the app without having to go to your email.

An example of a candidate profile in the Indeed Employer mobile app.

A candidate profile in the Indeed Employer mobile app (Source)

Here’s what user reviews have to say about Indeed Employer’s recruiting app:

  • Easy to communicate with candidates and schedule interviews
  • Lets users do everything from the desktop version
  • Very user-friendly

Read more reviews of Indeed Employer


2. Workable

Workable logo
Top 20 ranking: #8
# of app reviews on Google Play Store: 82
App rating average: (4.4/5)
Android | iOS

Workable is an applicant sourcing and tracking platform built for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Within the system, recruiters can build their careers page, get AI-powered candidate recommendations, and post openings to hundreds of job sites.

The Workable mobile app offers a convenient way to screen, evaluate, and leave comments on your job candidates. You can change candidates’ statuses, or tag different members of your organization to get their feedback.

Big icons on the candidate screen indicate how many candidates you haven’t seen yet or how many are waiting for a response, while listed options below those icons can help you drill down further into candidates who are unscheduled for interviews or “slipping away” due to your team’s inactivity. Clicking on any candidate gives you a variety of options to contact them (e.g., email, text, FaceTime) or to extend an offer.

The candidate overview screen in the Workable mobile app.

The candidate overview screen in the Workable mobile app (Source)

Here’s what user reviews have to say about Workable’s recruiting app:

  • Good for staying updated on recruiting needs
  • Useful for sourcing
  • Very intuitive

Read more reviews of Workable


3. JobDiva

Jobdiva logo
Top 20 ranking: #11
# of app reviews on Google Play Store: 51
App rating average: (3.6/5)
Android | iOS

Created with recruiting and staffing agencies in mind, JobDiva is an all-in-one ATS and customer relationship management (CRM) suite that can integrate with vendor management systems (VMSs) to easily port over your clients’ recruiting requests.

The jobs dashboard in the JobDiva mobile app allows you to respond to client requests, schedule interviews, and more. You can also view which jobs have been filled vs. which are still pending interviews, for example.

Clicking on any job will show you notes attached by you or your colleagues, any related activities/tasks that have been completed, and other important info. You can also look up candidates by name or contact information, and pull up candidate records that display relevant notes and activities alongside the candidate’s resume.

The home screen in the JobDiva mobile app.

The home screen in the JobDiva mobile app (Source)

Here’s what user reviews have to say about JobDiva’s recruiting app:

  • It allows users to work from home
  • Excellent workflows
  • Helpful on the go

Read more reviews of JobDiva


4. Breezy HR

BreezyHR logo
Top 20 ranking: #18
# of app reviews on Google Play Store: 31
App rating average: (3.2/5)
Android | iOS

Breezy HR is an end-to-end recruiting solution, with applications for job posting, candidate sourcing, applicant tracking, analytics, and more. Users also have the ability to create both a careers page and an employee referral portal through the system.

Using the mobile app, you can post and advertise job openings, track the status of candidates as they move through your recruiting pipeline, view and edit candidate profiles, and communicate with both applicants and your team.

Interview scheduling and push notifications are included, as is the ability to create and leverage message templates to speed up communication.

Various views in the Breezy HR mobile app.

Various views in the Breezy HR mobile app (Source)

Here’s what user reviews have to say about Breezy HR’s recruiting app:

  • Good visuals
  • Easy to use
  • Great customer service

Read more reviews of Breezy HR


What are your favorite recruiting apps?

Does your ATS have an excellent mobile app? What other apps do you think are recruiter must-haves? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @GDMBrian.

If you’re in the market for a new ATS, check out our Top 20 report, which is updated regularly and leverages real user reviews to determine the top systems in the space.


Methodology

To be considered for this report, products first had to meet our applicant tracking system (ATS) definition and be included in our Top 20 Applicant Tracking Software Report for Q4 2019. Products also had to have mobile apps available on both the Google Play Store (for Android devices) and the Apple App Store (for iOS devices).

From there, mobile apps had to have at least 20 reviews and at least an average rating of 3.0 (out of 5) on the Google Play Store as of Nov. 1, 2019, to be included.

NOTE: The content in this piece provides opinions and points of view expressed by users. It does not represent the views of Capterra.

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Brian Westfall

Brian Westfall is a Senior HR and Talent Management Analyst for Capterra. His research has been cited in various publications, including TIME, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Undercover Recruiter.

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Good list of useful apps for job searching.

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Great Article! I really appreciate your mobile marketing studio. These apps that you mentioned in your article, some of these I used. And I found that these android apps are very interesting to use. Can you please include more apps for us like SEO, PPC, Facebook Marketing?

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The CRM features of PCRecruiter are available in their mobile app for iOS and Android as well!

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Nspire Recruitment is a leading provider in the information technology recruitment industry since our foundation in 2007. We are an ICT recruitment organization that delivers exceptional recruitment services in information technology solutions to leading and high profile companies throughout Australia. Visit https://nspirerecruitment.com.au/about-us/ to know more.

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MDLWare Web and Mobile Solutions Inc. also develope a great and affordable web and mobile applications that will help your business on top.

Check our website at http://mdlware.com/

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TriSys Recruitment CRM Software is an excellent solution for recruiters, offering full applicant tracking system with iOS and Android apps, highly recommended.

http://www.trisys.co.uk

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Thanks Halden for updating such a great list! We’ve been keeping an eye on this for a while, taking inspiration to build our own mobile apps for recruitment. In fact, our brand new iOS and Android apps were just launched: https://recruitee.com/blog/recruitee-iphone-app-android-app/

It would be our honor to have them added to your list. If you need any info, just let me know 🙂

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http://www.jobtoday.com is the #1 ranked hiring app on both android and IOS in UK and Spain. It’s focused more on hospitality and retail but aims to find staff within 24 hours.

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Another best recruitment mobile app is QuikHiring. It comes with nice features and equally
helpful for recruiters and job seekers. It’s a 5th generation job search engine.
Get more details here http://www.quikhiring.com

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Recruitee makes it easier to build an employer brand and promote your job openings. Their software is integrated with free job boards and social media. With one click, your job openings get posted to all sites at once. Furthermore it is made easy to create candidate profiles and share this with your teammembers! See more at:
https://recruitee.com/

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ResumeCruncher.com lets recruiters create a fully searchable database of resumes and social media profiles. This “mobile first” web-based software application is designed to run on any smart phone, tablet or desktop. Staying organised while scanning, and assessing hundreds or thousands of resumes is simple and efficient. Resumes are scored and ranked based on your search criteria. The most suitable candidates are at the top of the list so you don’t have to search through the whole pile. The built-in contact manager makes all your notes, assessments and appointments with candidates instantly available anywhere.

ResumeCruncher is fast, easy and affordable. Created with the latest and best technology and securely hosted in the cloud.

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Thanks for the list JP. I came across this interview app at http://interq.io. Something to add to the list :).

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Great list, JP. Another app that can be added to the list is Rakuna Recruit: https://www.rakuna.co/

This app is more for campus recruiters or recruiters who would likely to travel to various career fairs and events for candidate sourcing. With this app on hand, recruiters can capture and qualify candidates instantly anytime, removing all manual data entry and middle work, and reducing chances of losing a candidate lead.

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Thanks for the info JP, it’s quite helpful.

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